Isabelle Durin, violin

After studying at the academies of Drancy, Sceaux and the 6th arrondissement of Paris, Isabelle Durin entered the CNR of Versailles as a student of Alexandre Brussilovsky. She won her highest tribute as a violinist receiving her gold medal in 1996.

She studies for one year with Antoine Goulard, and later entered in 1997 the CNSM in Lyon in the class member of Jean Estournet and Kaziemierz Olechovski. In the same instance, Isabelle also obtained a Doctorate in philosophy in La Sorbonne.

In 1999, Isabelle toured the European round with Gustav Malher Jugend Orchester, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst. In 2001, she obtained the DNESM of Lyon. In the same year, she was selected for the master’s class of Shmuel Ashkenasi, at the Schleswig Holstein Muzik Festival of Lübeck. She advanced to a new level after studying with well-renowned violonists including Jean-Pierre Sabouret, Boris Garlitsky, Igor Volochin, Patrice Fontanarosa and Roland Daugareil. She continued her pursuit of chamber music under the direction as of Alain Meunier and Michel Strauss.

She became a member (2003) of the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, led by Yoel Levi and now Enrique Mazzola.  Followed shortly after, in December 2003 she received a bronze medal of Société d’Encouragement au Progrès at the Senate.

Isabelle Durin actively performs chamber music concerts, with special arrangement in duet violon/piano: her first album “Hebrew melodies of the Romantic Era” makes her travel in Europe (Geneva, Rotterdam, Brussels, Amsterdam, Prague, Romania, and also in United-States and Colombia. Her new album “Mémoire and Cinéma”(Paraty/PIAS), with the pianist Michaël Ertzscheid has already led her in Germany (Essen), in Canada (Toronto) and in Paris, in the Shoah Memorial.

For the past four year (2002) she has been the Artistic director of the festival musical du château de la Légion d’honneur de Pouy-sur-Vannes (Aube) and now artistic director of Harminies Estivales in Villeneuve l’Archevêque.